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36" 20 35.71%
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:21 AM
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Default 36" vs 42"

I'm leaning towards the 42" but wondering if I really need that extra space? Thought I'd see what everyone else has done.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: 36" vs 42"

42" 42" 42"...... I really think the extra size is beneficial. If you push an active fire around the rim it does take up space. Just my biased opinion!

Mark
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:53 PM
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Default Re: 36" vs 42"

I'm sold, it's going to be a 42"
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: 36" vs 42"

Noir,

I think you'll be happy with either but my 36 is just fine. I can easily cook 2 10-12 in pizzas - I don't see how I could cook any more than 2 at a time anyway due to the high heat. I actually cook one at a time anway.

You need to balance, heat up times, amount of wood needed, amount of cooking area and decide. I also didn't want it to be any larger than it needed to be.

I was worried that my 36" would be too small but I'm VERY HAPPY with it.

Good luck.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:05 AM
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Default Re: 36" vs 42"

Why is it always a question of either big or small?!

There are so many sizes in between, so go the middle way and get the best of both worlds... My oven is 1m in diameter (or 39.4 inches) and like Dick and Mark's ovens, its just the right size.
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:22 AM
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Bigger is not always better!
I'm with Frances as mine is a metre diameter.
You always need to establish what is best for your situation,
area/room to accommodate the oven,
ultimate intended useage,
access to firewood and the cost if applicable, and
Cost.
Yes, a larger one is better but only when you have a rather large group to cook with, or cooking for a large group, but it comes at a cost as above.
A smaller one will always do what you want but might take a little longer but cost less.
My thoughts anyway.

Rastys
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:53 AM
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Default Re: 36" vs 42"

Mine is 40"
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: 36" vs 42"

well crap.. now i'm on the fence again..

btw, am I the only one catching the 'it's how you use it' innuendo?
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: 36" vs 42"

I almost went for a 32" oven, but then decided just to do the 36". I like the suggestions of Frances and Rastys. Just go metric!
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:11 AM
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btw, am I the only one catching the 'it's how you use it' innuendo?
I can't immagine what you're talking about...!
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